The Little Epicurean

Nov 24 2015

Holiday Pimm’s Cup

Holiday Pimm's Cup

It’s Thanksgiving week!

On Monday I already experienced the massive crowds and crazy lines at the market. Shoppers with packed carts hauling around giant turkeys, pounds of butter, liters of heavy cream, and hoards of potatoes. It’s my favorite time of year as kitchens are stocked with all sorts of delicious goodies. And best of all, it’s the time when friends and family from all over come together and feast.

Once all the preparations, traveling, and cooking is over, a drink is definitely in order. A couple glasses of this holiday Pimm’s cup should do the trick.

Holiday Pimm's Cup

To make this holiday Pimm’s cup, you’ll need Pimm’s No. 1, lemonade, ginger beer, and cranberry juice. (If you don’t like cranberry juice, pomegranate juice is a great substitute.) Keep around some fresh sprigs of rosemary and lemon slices for garnish.

Nov 19 2015

Rosemary Lemon Cake

Rosemary Lemon Cake

I really can’t thank Alex enough for all he does for me. These have been the most stressful, trying, and emotional weeks I have ever endured. Yet, throughout this time, Alex has been so thoughtful, accommodating, and extremely comforting. He dries my tears, brings me dinner, and he lets me watch all my favorite movies (The

Nov 17 2015

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Float

Boozy Maple Ice Cream Root Beer Floats

Let’s face it. Thanksgiving is NEXT week. Even though I’m not cooking this year (yay! we’ve been invited to TWO, yes TWO Thanksgiving parties), I’m still stressing out. I’m already feeling overwhelmed about our Christmas menu, New Year’s Eve plans (or lack thereof), and the start of a brand new year. Rather than let my

Nov 13 2015

Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Normally, I’d be freaking out by now. How many guests are coming over? Does anyone have any food allergies? How many side dishes should I make? But this year is a little different. It’s definitely going to be strange celebrating the holidays without my dad. All these end of

Nov 11 2015

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies with maple glaze

Apple Walnut Oatmeal Cookies with maple glaze

Five year old Maryanne only liked three cookies: Mrs. Field’s chocolate chip cookies, Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, and my mom’s homemade cookies (aka Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies). Basically, if it didn’t have chocolate chips, it obviously wasn’t a proper cookie. And then somehow I got my hands on an oatmeal cookie and my eyes

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